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In my last blog I discussed how to create and implement a security policy to reduce steps and lower the cost of securing your business. Now I’m tackling Step 2. Step 2: Divide and Conquer Local area networks should not be wide open spaces. Managing networks, in fact, is much easier if they are comprised of a number of smaller… Read more

Tags: security policy, budgeting

Insiders, moles and compromises According to the second annual SANS survey on the security of the financial services sector, the number one threat companies are concerned about doesn’t relate to nation-states, organised criminal gangs or ‘APTs’. Rather the main worry revolves around insider threats – but what exactly is an insider threat and what can be… Read more

Tags: sans, security policy, insider threats

My background isn’t security – it’s networking. Before cofounding NetBeez, a network monitoring startup, I used to design and build large-scale enterprise networks. Even if routing and switching has been my bread and butter, I have always been interested in network security. In the past, the network guy didn’t have to be all that… Read more

Tags: network security, basic security measures

Following up from our hugely successful tweetchat around threat intelligence, we initiated another community mind-meld and sought to tackle some of the prevalent themes around cloud security. Queue "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” and lets talk Cloud Security this Thursday #AskAnAlien.. — AlienVault (@alienvault) June 23, 2015 We don… Read more

Tags: cloud security

Devotion to the mystic law of hack and defend... We keep seeing these Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) type attacks crop up throughout the world. One of the main differentiating factors in these attacks vs ‘common’ ones are the resources at their disposal: time, money, and, most importantly, the expertise required to develop custom pieces of malware to carry… Read more

Tags: operation lotus blossom, elise malware

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